approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jim's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jim Bakker comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jim Bakker - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Jim Bakker" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jim a little better. This page describes the disguise Bakker wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Jim Bakker is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Jim tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Bakker's way of dealing with problems.
Jim Bakker may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Bakker's emotional balance and well-being.
Jim Bakker is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Jim Bakker probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Bakker's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Bakker, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Bakker's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Bakker will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Jim Bakker overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Bakker's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Jim through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Bakker's more rational friends. Jim Bakker certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Jim Bakker has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Jim Bakker to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Jim that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Jim Bakker may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Jim has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Bakker is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Others may see Jim as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Jim Bakker could feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
Jim Bakker tends to get excited easily and may act a bit restless in the presence of other people. Always in motion, Bakker seems to come across like a whirlwind and has a constant need for different and new experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/MC